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michael bloomberg has endorsed president obama, citing his views on climate change. we will get a report from brooklyn, where occupied activists are teaming up with local groups to help survivors of the storm. we will speak with helena wong about relief efforts in chinatown. all of that and more coming up. welcome to "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from new york city and st. louis, missouri. the death toll of superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard has jumped to 98 as more bodies are recovered by the dead. 40 people have been killed in new york city, half of them on staten island, which was overcome with devastating flooding. staten island residents have criticized local and federal officials for allegedly ignoring recovery there, saying they're in desperate need of aid. new york city is facing criticism for continuing with its famed annual marathon nday, , spite calls for postponement. supporters of a delay have argued the marathon will divert attention and resources from aiding the hundreds of thousands who still la
. on sunday, president obama urged east coast residents to take the storm very seriously. >> this is a serious and big storm. my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard, mid-atlantic to the north, you need to take this very serious and follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they're going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm. >> the storm has already killed 66 people in the caribbean, where battered haiti and cuba. in haiti, a top u.n. relief official warned of a heightened risk of a new outbreak of waterborne disease. >> so the entire southern peninsula, including the province [indiscernible] has been heavily affected with flooding, rivers have burst out of their banks, canals running through port-au-prince. what we fear most is that there might be spikes in waterborne diseases, especially cholera, which we always see after flooding and rain in haiti. >> new york is among many states to close schools and transit systems in preparation for the storm. it the entire new york subway system is being shut d
. president obama took a break from campaigning thursday to cast an early ballot in his hometown of chicago. speaking at the polling center, obama encouraged americans to take advantage of early voting. >> for all of you who have not yet voted early, i just want everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was, thanks to the outstanding folks who are at this particular polling place. obviously, folks in illinois and take advantage of this. but all across the country, we are seeing a lot of early voting. it means you do not have to figure out whether you need to taint time off work, figure out how to pick up the kids, and still cast your ballot if something happens on election day, you'll have already taken care of it. and as bad weather, w you will weather,et. or in chicago, snowy. this was really convenient. >> campaigning in ohio, mitt romney predicted to supporters his election would mean an increase in workers' take-home pay. >> the president does not have a plan to get america working yet. with a five point plan that will get more jobs and more take-home pay and that is w
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